Help in purchasing new DVD player? Name brand vs no names?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Tim_, May 23, 2005.

  1. Tim_

    Tim_ Stunt Coordinator

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    With much choice out there I don't know what to choose from? Now a days so many factory OEM that are going for less then $100.00 over the name brand badge counter part. I'm kind of puzzle of what to get? Name brand or OEM? Is there a major differences or visual, audiable differences there?

    One of the brand I'm considering is below. Its doesn't support SACD or DVD_A but everything else is included with Kareoke & Media slot.

    http://www.rjtech.net/p_dvd_players_color.htm
     
  2. Kelly Grannell

    Kelly Grannell Second Unit

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    All I can say is that I have yet to use a single no-name DVD player that's acceptable. I've used Aspire Digital, Acura, Apex, Citizen, Koss, Kinyo, Venturer, Innovatek and none of them yield acceptable picture quality.

    From the known-name brands, however, I have also yet to experience one good experience from Samsung and Toshiba.

    I have yet to find a serious problem from Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic and Denon players.
     
  3. John S

    John S Producer

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    Well, I clicked you link. They have an interesting array of players. The upconverting players look cool, I have no idea how they are though....


    Something in pink perhaps???? The stylish colors sort of turned me off being on the same page as the upconverting players that actually look good. [​IMG]
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    I should so buy that green player. Even if it doesn't work I have an awesome conversation piece ("Dude, you have a green DVD player!") that wundoubtedly be cheaper than the red flower vase' w/ black "tribal" design ($600) that I watched the artist handcraft before my eyes, which has proven to be a rather mediocre' conversation piece.
     
  5. NickSo

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    hehe, im embarassed to admit... i have an el-cheapo DVD player for my room system (my display device is a 15+ year old 19" toshiba!!), it cost $39.97 at wal-mart :b... it came in lots of different colors (pink, red, blue, grey, black).

    for $40, i dont expect to last very long, but it works for my needs. as expected, image quality is pretty poor. not recommended for serious, regular viewing.

    Pink (taken w/ my camera phone): http://www.sfu.ca/~nns/pinkdvd.jpg

    The player in my room:
    http://www.sfu.ca/~nns/red01.jpg
    http://www.sfu.ca/~nns/red02.jpg
    http://www.sfu.ca/~nns/red03.jpg
    http://www.sfu.ca/~nns/red04.jpg
    http://www.sfu.ca/~nns/red05.jpg

    please dont ban me :b
     
  6. John S

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    Hmm, well I actually think the red one looks pretty cool myself. [​IMG]
     
  7. Tim_

    Tim_ Stunt Coordinator

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    Good to know everyone are all fire up on the colored Players. I should of see this coming when I pasting the link. I'm interest in the standard "silver" players not the colored ones. Maybe a present for my teenage niece but not for me, although I gotta admit it, they do look pretty attractive. The Colored DVD players I mean.
     

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